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Paul
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
46
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I can finally get a stable income from keeping a dairy cow. I am a subsistence farmer, relying on menial jobs within the village. The .oney I make from both farming a nd casual labour is just enough for food in the household but for school fees. I have always wanted to buy a dairy cow but was unable ,untill now. I plan to buy a dairy cow at about KES 40,000 and spend the rest on inproving my home and buying clothes for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My firstborn daughter graduated 4 months ago with a degree in teaching! This is the greatest joy I have ever had in my life. I had to struggle to pay her full school fees because she joined as a self-sponsored student. seeing her succeed was the best moment in my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Raising school fees has been the biggest challenge that I face. I have children in different secondary schools and one that just completed her University Given thag I rely on subsistence farming, It has been a bitter struggle to get the children through school. I always worry about having them drop out of school, because of lack of a good source of income.